Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Foraging in The Lifta

Some people dislike the cold and rain. Me? I love it. New wild edible plants starting to pop up everywhere! Come join on a fun foraging walk/hike in the Lifta in Jerusalem on Thursday November 16 at 10 am.

Conveniently located right near the String Bridge/The Tachana Merkazit, the Lifta is the home of an abandoned Arab village with a spring and beautiful scenery and lots of wild edible plants. We'll find and learn about a multitude of edible wild plants, learn how to use them in the kitchen and as medicine, while having a great workout.
This class is a little bit more strenuous than most- please wear hiking friendly shoes and clothing, and strollers are not able to be used on this hike.

We meet at the entrance of the Paz gas station between the string bridge and knisa la'ir.
Cost: 50 shekel, 45 shekel if you bring a friend, and 40 if you've attended a previous foraging class.
Space is limited.
For more information, call 050-710-1791, or email

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Make Soap With Foraged Ingredients

Foraging for food is wonderful, but did you know that you can also make homemade hypo-allergenic and healing soaps using foraged ingredients?  Join this class to learn how.

Do you regularly buy all natural soaps from the health food store, and looking for a cheaper alternative? Do you have sensitive skin, or any skin ailments such as eczema, psoriasis, etc...? Do you like learning traditional skills that have mostly been forgotten these days? Or do you just like learning fun, new crafts?

Whatever the reason, come join Ronit Peskin of and SabRonit Soaps for a fun and educational artisinal soap making workshop this Monday, February 6, 2017, where we'll learn how to combine easily obtainable all natural ingredients to make hypoallergenic healing soaps easily at home. We will be making both plain soaps, and soaps with additional extra healing additives such as foraged cactus paddles and plantain, Dead Sea mud, turmeric, lavender, or activated charcoal, to target specific skin issues.

You'll leave the class with this very useful (and money saving) knowledge, as well as two ready to use bars of soap.

Now for a limited time only at an introductory price of 100 shekel, 75 shekel if you bring a friend.

Because of safety concerns, this class is only open to adults. Unfortunately, that means babies or toddlers in strollers or baby carriers are not able to come.

Location: 38 Tchernichovsky, Apt 10, top floor. Bumental on the door. Rasco.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, or for more information, 050-710-1791 or

Here is the Facebook page for the event.

Tu Bishvat Foraging Class

I'm sorry I haven't updated this blog with the past few classes I've done. To make sure not to miss any of my classes, follow my Facebook page to get every update.

Tu Bishvat is nearly here, and it isn't just the shkediya (almond tree) that is blossoming. Jerusalem and Israel as a whole is covered with so much new greenery and much of it is, in fact, edible! Learn to see the land of Israel through a whole new lens, which of these weeds make tasty dishes and which have medicinal properties. This knowledge is not only fun and fascinating, but can also lower your grocery bills!

Come join us on Sunday, February 5, at 10 am, in Gan Sacher, meeting point at the entrance to Kraft Football Field, near the intersection of Ha-Aluf David She'alti'el Street and Sderot Ben Tzvi.

35 shekel per adult, 30 if you bring a friend. Discounts available to those who have attended previous classes.

Open to everyone regardless of gender or religion. Accommodations may be made for people with disabilities, upon request.

To register and ensure your spot, email or call 050-710-1791.

Here is the Facebook page for the event.